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Re: 2021 MLB Draft
« Reply #75: July 07, 2021, 09:20:02 PM »
Ok. Thanks.  But I assume those exact rankings are debated among their staff for weeks.  And I do believe need factors into many of those decisions.

I would imagine so

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« Reply #77: July 08, 2021, 09:51:35 AM »
I mean you don’t draft a HS arm for the floor. Jackson Jobe has the best single pitch in the draft, 3 pitches graded above 60. He’s a really great prep prospect.

You don't, but with slotted bonus and a capped pool, teams are much more aware of floors.  You can't take a shotgun strategy (cough, Yankees) of essentially buying three first round picks by splashing cash to bribe HS arms out of commitments in rounds 1-3 and hoping one or two of them hit, in which case you look fine.  Now, you look like poo if your first round pick busts.

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« Reply #78: July 08, 2021, 11:37:48 AM »
i've been in the yankees draft room a few times. pretty boring but lots of food and snacks and i had a lot of fun just chatting with baseball guys. learned a lot. FWIW they have all their scouts in the room, no one is in a suit (LOL)

they basically have every player in the draft ranked on 3-4 literal boards at the front of the room. its actually really boring for most of the day/night.

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« Reply #79: July 08, 2021, 01:56:44 PM »
i've been in the yankees draft room a few times. pretty boring but lots of food and snacks and i had a lot of fun just chatting with baseball guys. learned a lot. FWIW they have all their scouts in the room, no one is in a suit (LOL)

they basically have every player in the draft ranked on 3-4 literal boards at the front of the room. its actually really boring for most of the day/night.

How did you swing that?

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Re: 2021 MLB Draft
« Reply #80: July 10, 2021, 03:48:52 PM »
I'm not sure where I want the team to go. I'm generally, BPA is the best way to go. But I dont know if there is a consensus BPA at 11 unless one of the top 8 fall.

I dont think any of the three college bats, Cower, Frelic, or McLain have big time upside. I lie Cowser the best as I think he has the best hit tool, and has better power potential. I dont mind Bachman, Madden, or Bednar but I dont think any are likely front line guys.

This may be the year where you grab a guy who takes less, to allow you to go higher in rounds 2 and 3. I dont think there's a major difference between any of those 3 hitters or pitchers. Its not like taking any of them is taking a 5th round talent in the 1st. The.talent from 11-25 could probably go in a number of directions. Ive see. Bednar and Bachman ranked from 10-12 or as low as 27-32.

I'd probably lean Cowser just because the system is so devoid of bats that could impact the upper levels in the next year or two. There will he high upside guys still available after round one to grab some arms to develop. If one of the top 8 fall though, I'd go there.

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« Reply #81: July 10, 2021, 04:43:12 PM »
Cowser and frelick seem likely to end up halfway between Andrew Stevenson and Brett Gardner to me.

Give me a guy with big time power potential

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« Reply #82: July 11, 2021, 07:33:48 AM »
I'm not sure where I want the team to go. I'm generally, BPA is the best way to go. But I dont know if there is a consensus BPA at 11 unless one of the top 8 fall.

I dont think any of the three college bats, Cower, Frelic, or McLain have big time upside. I lie Cowser the best as I think he has the best hit tool, and has better power potential. I dont mind Bachman, Madden, or Bednar but I dont think any are likely front line guys.

This may be the year where you grab a guy who takes less, to allow you to go higher in rounds 2 and 3. I dont think there's a major difference between any of those 3 hitters or pitchers. Its not like taking any of them is taking a 5th round talent in the 1st. The.talent from 11-25 could probably go in a number of directions. Ive see. Bednar and Bachman ranked from 10-12 or as low as 27-32.

I'd probably lean Cowser just because the system is so devoid of bats that could impact the upper levels in the next year or two. There will he high upside guys still available after round one to grab some arms to develop. If one of the top 8 fall though, I'd go there.

Always appreciate your posts and hope you’ll weigh in after the draft.

We have similar reads it seems. I’m haven’t seen Bednar rated that high but loved him in the CWS obviously. Nails.

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Re: 2021 MLB Draft
« Reply #84: July 11, 2021, 12:14:24 PM »
Latest mlb.com mock:

11. Nats
Callis: Will Bednar, RHP, Mississippi State
The Nationals also want a crack at Jobe or Rocker and if that doesn't happen, they'll apparently stick with righties: Bednar (who helped himself as much as anyone at the College World Series while earning Most Outstanding Player honors and beating Rocker in the finale), Madden and Bachman.

Mayo: Ty Madden, RHP, Texas
College arms get most of the buzz here, with Madden the best of the lot, though College World Series hero Will Bednar could be in the mix, as could Sam Bachman. There’s been a little buzz about high school catcher Joe Mack here.

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« Reply #85: July 11, 2021, 01:16:23 PM »
Latest mlb.com mock:

11. Nats
Callis: Will Bednar, RHP, Mississippi State
The Nationals also want a crack at Jobe or Rocker and if that doesn't happen, they'll apparently stick with righties: Bednar (who helped himself as much as anyone at the College World Series while earning Most Outstanding Player honors and beating Rocker in the finale), Madden and Bachman.

Mayo: Ty Madden, RHP, Texas
College arms get most of the buzz here, with Madden the best of the lot, though College World Series hero Will Bednar could be in the mix, as could Sam Bachman. There’s been a little buzz about high school catcher Joe Mack here.
Must have me on ignore.   :hysterical:

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Re: 2021 MLB Draft
« Reply #86: July 11, 2021, 02:38:44 PM »
Begins tonight at 7pm:

https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/mlb-draft-2021-time-how-to-watch-online-live-stream-and-storylines-for-first-round/

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1. When is the draft and how can I watch it?
The first round of the draft is scheduled to begin around 7 p.m. ET on Sunday night. It will be broadcast on MLB Network and ESPN and will be streaming via fuboTV (Try for free). You can also follow along with CBS Sports' coverage, both online and through the CBS Sports HQ streaming service.

Here's the viewing info for the 2021 MLB Draft:

Sunday, July 11: Round 1 & Competitive Balance Round A

Time: 7 p.m. ET | TV channel: ESPN, MLB Network | Live stream: fuboTV (try for free)
Monday, July 12: Rounds 2-10 & Competitive Balance Round B

Time: 1 p.m. ET | Live stream: MLB.com
Monday, July 12: Rounds 11-20

Time: 12 p.m. ET | Live stream: MLB.com

(This is a placeholder for me. I'm sure the fans who have speculated on the draft already know)

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Re: 2021 MLB Draft
« Reply #87: July 11, 2021, 07:10:10 PM »

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Re: 2021 MLB Draft
« Reply #88: July 11, 2021, 07:12:44 PM »
And so far painful to watch and hear. Tedious.

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Re: 2021 MLB Draft
« Reply #89: July 11, 2021, 07:15:06 PM »
Pirates select Henry Davis, a catcher, as first.

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Re: 2021 MLB Draft
« Reply #90: July 11, 2021, 07:16:09 PM »
Woah  :shock:

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Re: 2021 MLB Draft
« Reply #91: July 11, 2021, 07:16:15 PM »
All right  we mixin it up early boys

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Re: 2021 MLB Draft
« Reply #92: July 11, 2021, 07:16:26 PM »
Pirates select Henry Davis, a catcher, as first.

Legit pick...the kid is pretty awesome...

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« Reply #93: July 11, 2021, 07:16:48 PM »
Already a surprise. 

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« Reply #94: July 11, 2021, 07:17:58 PM »

Laura slathered the lipstick on a little thick...  :D

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« Reply #95: July 11, 2021, 07:18:05 PM »
Sounds like a fine pick.

But if every pick is going to take 30 or 30 minutes...

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« Reply #96: July 11, 2021, 07:19:52 PM »
Sounds like a fine pick.

But if every pick is going to take 30 or 30 minutes...

Too many analysts...

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Re: 2021 MLB Draft
« Reply #97: July 11, 2021, 07:20:57 PM »
There is the famous Leiter at 2 to Detroit

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Re: 2021 MLB Draft
« Reply #98: July 11, 2021, 07:22:28 PM »
Always appreciate your posts and hope you’ll weigh in after the draft.

We have similar reads it seems. I’m haven’t seen Bednar rated that high but loved him in the CWS obviously. Nails.

I guess I should've been clearer. In the days leading up, I saw Bednar going from 10-12 in some mocks, not necessarily ranked there. 15th mightve been the highest I saw him ranked individually.

But that CWS performance definitely was huge. I'd have no issues with him being the pick. I was originally a Watson fan, but hes moved himself out of our range most likely.

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Re: 2021 MLB Draft
« Reply #99: July 11, 2021, 07:23:07 PM »
But what's his spin rate?